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Humour as an epistemic practice of the political present

Project description

All kidding aside, what’s the role of humour in politics?

Humour can help us make sense of the world around us. It also plays a key role in politics. Funded by the European Research Council, the NoJoke project will explore the role of humour in politics. It will test whether comical reactions become formative phenomena of the political present. This assumes that these have seeped into the social fabric and into the ways in which people appropriate their life worlds and make sense of themselves and others as political actors. To establish a new approach to the study of the political present, the project will draw on the anthropology of politics and the political, from studies on humour, satire and laughter, and from anthropological advances in ontology, epistemology and methodology.

Coordinator

JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE-UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 895 277,50
Address
Theodor W Adorno Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt Am Main
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00